Nissan has expanded the functionality of its integration with Amazon Alexa technology to now lock, unlock and start select Nissan vehicles.
Nissan drivers who are enrolled in NissanConnect Services can make these vehicle requests from verbal interaction with the vehicle, according to the automaker.
This functionality was expanded to the following vehicles:
- 2016 and newer Altima
- 2018 and newer Armada
- 2017 and newer GT-R
- 2016 and newer Maxima
- 2017 and newer Murano
- 2017 and newer Pathfinder
- 2016 and newer Rogue
- 2017 and newer Rogue Sport
- 2017 and newer TITAN
- 2016 and newer TITAN XD
- 2016 and newer Sentra (excluding 2019 and 2020)
Nissan is the first automaker to work with Amazon on new features that leverage Alexa's new Connected Vehicle Skills API, according to Nissan. The system requires a select Nissan vehicle from 2016 through today, equipped with NissanConnect Services, and an Alexa-enabled home device.
The NissanConnect Services “Skill” update is automatically available immediately, and at launch includes the capability to start, lock and unlock your vehicle.